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RecallsKia Seltos, Forte, Soul Recall Hits 20,000 Units in Canada
Kia Canada is announcing a recall on the all-new 2021 Seltos as well as the 2020-2021 Soul and 2020 Forte . Nearly 20,000 units are affected. It’s the first time the Seltos, which hit the market about a year ago, has been recalled. The problem is found in the naturally …
NewsKia Forte to be Refreshed, Possibly Renamed for 2022
The Kia Forte was completely redesigned for 2019 (the Forte5 hatchback followed in 2020) and the 2022 model year will likely see a mid-cycle update. A name change could also be in store. Of course, Kia still hasn’t made an official announcement in Canada or the U.S. (the company is …
RecallsKia Follows Hyundai’s Lead With Engine-related Recall
We suspected Kia would follow the lead of Hyundai , which earlier this week announced a recall on nearly 150,000 vehicles in Canada to update the engine control module. It’s now official: close to 80,000 Kia vehicles in the country will be recalled as part of a similar “Product Improvement …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Mazda3
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. When it comes to compact cars, the only major change for 2021 is the introduction of the completely redesigned Hyundai Elantra , which wasn’t on sale yet when we voted …
News2021 Kia Forte5 GT Goes Old-school, Adds Manual Gearbox
While many automakers are abandoning manual transmissions, Kia is somewhat reversing the trend by adding one to the Forte5 lineup for 2021. More specifically, a six-speed manual gearbox will come standard on the sporty Forte5 GT model, which returned last year with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission only. The latter will …
NewsChevrolet, BMW Have the Best Car Seats, Study Finds
Chevrolet and BMW top J.D. Power’s 2020 Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study released a few days ago. Surprised? The former leads all mainstream car brands with four award-winning vehicles. The Sonic, Impala and Equinox are segment winners, while the Silverado is among the three best pickups/vans. On the luxury side, …
NewsAJAC Announces its 2019 Canadian Car of the Year Category Winners
During the Montreal International Auto Show, The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada revealed its category winners of its 2019 Canadian Car of The Year program. In the Small Car category, the 2019 Kia Forte took the title, and AJAC journalists gave it the highest subjective value rating. It beat the …
News2020 Kia Forte5 Makes North-American Debut in Montreal
After launching the 2019 Kia Forte sedan , the Korean manufacturer has just revealed the five-door Forte5 variant at a private event in Montreal. An interesting move, since Canada is rarely the locale for the major unveiling of an all-new car. And yet, it’s might not be unusual at all.
NewsKia gives Forte sedan, Forte5 hatch handsome update
Kia is giving its Forte sedan and Forte5 hatchback models a facelift just two short years after the launch of the second-generation compact. Inspired by the 2016 Optima , the new-look Forte and Forte5 get a redesigned front fascia that includes a new front bumper, tiger nose grille and headlights …
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